Dolce Ultra Lounge
18322 Sonterra Pl, San Antonio, TX 78258
(210) 798-5680Add Hours
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05/25/2008Provided by Citysearch -
After visiting Dolce and seeing a few impressive glamorous photos of it, I must say....not so impressive. The drinks are 1-2 dollars above what I'd deem expensive. The bartenders are not good at all. The four visits with two different bartenders saw three different prices, a very botched order, varying prices on the same drink orders, and rude (I'd say obnoxious) service to go along with slow timing. How slow? Anybody trying to defend the bartenders in this thread should know I was second in line, and the person in front of me paid, and waited nearly ten minutes to get their three drinks, which looked the same. My two beers took five minutes from the time I ordered. It was not horribly busy in case you were wondering.
Music was good. Great sound. But the setup and interior is definitely yuppie . I have now realized that hiring rude bouncers and bartenders to go along with your posh sofas is all you need to be classified as an ultralounge. The interior designer messed up I guess because the inside is not comfortable. There are three narrow ""alleys"" I'd say that are defined by long, lighted breast height bars that you put your drinks on. There is not mingling here. More on the interior design: It felt like they were still under construction. There's a big glass wall that looks out into....well, nothing (unless you count a blank neighboring wall).
Overall, the place is clearly trying to be something that it is not.
02/11/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Well, I was really excited to go to Dolce from just looking on the website. Its super trendy, upscale and just neat looking. It wasn't! A group of us went (nicely dressed) about 10 pm on a Friday night. They have velvet ropes (with nobody around) so we walked in. The whole place was completely empty! All the tables and lounge sofas had reserved signs on them so we asked the bartender about them. She said most of them were open but we couldn't sit at them unless we reserve one. So I asked about it and it has a 2 bottle min! The best part is a bottle of vodka is $175 each!!!! crazy! so fine, we wont sit at the sofas. So we ask where we can take a seat since there are no bar stools at the bar...well, you can't...its standing only if you dont reserve a table. geez.
Anyway..we left. We walked right next door to Swig's North. Can I tell you how much better this was! Its was equally as trendy, we found a table, the waitress was very attentive and the manager kept going around the place asking if everything was ok. It was great! The drink menu was excellent! The martini's were very creative and presentation was over the top!
When our group left Swig's we passed by Dolce, the ropes outside had no line, and it was still completely empty except for 2 tables! So please dont waste your time or energy going to Dolce.